MGCCC is adding more opportunities in the growing field of virtual reality with the opening of the Interactive Digital Center on the Harrison County Campus. The VR Innovation Academy will serve as the Gulf Coast region’s new home for educating and training the next generation of Extended Reality (XR) developers. The Interactive Digital Center will provide opportunities for interested parties to develop XR solutions for business, industry, and other organizations. The Simulation and Game Design Technology program will help meet the job market demand for AR/VR/XR engineers, which has grown by 1,400 percent in the last year for many sectors, including industrial automation, aerospace, construction, education, and health care.